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This is the world’s most expensive motor home

Published by on Aug 11th, 2014, No Comments

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When you think of a motor home, you can’t help but picture a 80’s style karavaan slowly making its way down to the seaside from up North. However, this motor home (or RV is you will) is nothing like the caravans you see in Hartenbos over December. It’s actually like a moving mansion.

The element Palazzo is the world’s most expensive and most luxurious motor home and has (surprisingly) just been sold to an unmanned owner in the city of lux – Dubai.

This seriously pimped out RV was sold for a whopping $3 million. But once you see what this RV holds both inside and outside you can still try and make sense of the exuberant price tag.

Developed by Marchi Mobile – an Austrian company founded by former trucking mogul Mario Marchi – this RV is the stuff dreams are made of. That is if you dream of luxury motor homes covered in actual gold.  (more…)

GM recalls even more cars

Published by on Jul 24th, 2014, No Comments

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General Motors have announced yet another recall and now, things are getting rather messy!

The company has issued six more recalls, adding to their ever-growing list. The latest recall affected roughly 718 000 vehicles in the US and now brings the total number of recalls to an astonishing 60.

In total, the GM recalls, which are being labeled as the biggest in history, has affected more than 29.7 million cars and trucks over the last few months.

The biggest recall however, which was announced on Wednesday, was for more than 414,000 small SUV’s and other cars. The biggest fault with these particular cars seems to be faulty seats.  (more…)

Teaser: Rolls Royce Ghost Series 2

Published by on Feb 27th, 2014, No Comments

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After 5 long years, Rolls Royce has finally decided to update the very classy, very luxurious and very expensive Ghost; to be revealed at this year’s Geneva Auto Show.

The current Ghost is almost perfect. But who wouldn’t say yes to a few improvements here and there.

While we have been waiting in anticipation for a while now for any news or photos of the updated Ghost, today Rolls Royce finally decided to give their fans a taste of whats to come at Geneva. The first official photo of the ghost has been released, and while it’s not much, it’s enough to get us really excited for its Geneva debut.  (more…)

Infographic of South African Automotive Scene – June 2013

Published by on Jul 19th, 2013, No Comments

Cars.co.za has released yet another interesting and useful infographic to shed some light on the automotive scene in South Africa.

Last month, we published their infographic on May 2013, and now we bring you June’s numbers. It is quite interesting to compare the two; has he automotive scene picked up or has it dropped over the last month?

In May of this year, the total amount of new car sales in the country reached 53 997. This month, the figure came freakishly close to May’s number, clocking in at 53 562.

South Africans’ favourite cars have basically stayed the same, with a little change up in the ranks:

Top 5 Most Popular New Cars in South Africa (June 2013):

1. VW Polo Vivo

2. Toyota Hilux

3. VW Polo

4. Nissan NP200

5. Chevrolet Utility

 

The Top 5 Motoring Brands in South Africa has also basically stayed the same, with a slight change in rankings:

June 2013:

1. Volkswagen

2. Toyota

3. Ford

4. GM

5. Nissan

 

For more interesting facts and figures, check out the image below:

Cars motoring infographic June

You can also go have a look at the infographic for May 2013 to compare the two.

Breaking: Audi A1 exposed

Published by on Dec 18th, 2009, 1 Comment

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Earlier this week Justin Timberlake was signed as an Audi brand ambassador and it looks like his first job is to promote the new Audi A1.

Audi also released a sketch of what the A1 will look like earlier this week, no doubt hoping to build some hype on the net before the new re badged Polo A1 gets officially launched.

Well, we’ve decided to skip all the marketing hype and just show you a real picture of what the A1 will look like.

All hail carblog!

Breaking: Schumacher is confirmed for Mercedes-Benz

Published by on Dec 14th, 2009, 3 Comments

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German newspapers are reporting the Schumacher has apparently agreed to a deal worth only 3.5 million Euros to drive for Mercedes-Benz next year.

The amount doesn’t sound right to me, but hey, we’ll definitely know in the next few weeks how much he signed for. The good news for Formula one is that its most winningest driver of all time is back on the starting grid.

Lets just hope he can still cut it.

Spy Pictures: Alfa Romeo Kamal production ready?

Published by on Dec 11th, 2009, 2 Comments

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Is it just me or does this look like a vehicle that is very close to production ready? Three spy pictures that were taken by Alfa Romeo employees. I’m sure they’re going to be in a lot of trouble – thanks guys.

It shows that Alfa Romeo Kamal – a SUV from the Italian marque that may or may not be built. What we do know is this thing looks ready to be sold. What we don’t know is if they’re going to sell the Kamal or not.

Guess well have to wait and see.

Breaking: Tata Nano for Europe

Published by on Dec 10th, 2009, No Comments

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Size doesn’t matter, its what you do with it that counts. It seems Tata has taken it literally and tried to do the most it can with their smallest new member.

The problem is that while the little fella has had to go through so many changes to make “Europe friendly” it has had to become 2 times more expensive than the price of one in India.

The European pricing structure has now placed it in competition with a whole host of other vehicles offering much more space and are closer related to real cars than dinky toys.

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